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The Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest

Chairman: Robert “Bob” Anderson, Jr.

   

       (click the link below to download the Contest Guide)

Sgt Moses Adams Brochure Contest Guide (.PDF)

The official name of the Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest is the Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest.  Sgt. Adams was with the 13th Massachusetts Regiment who died at Valley Forge.  His sacrifice, along with 25,000 other men, gave us our freedom.  This contest is so named in their honor, and the families who suffered their loss for generations.  The aim of the contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of the established school curriculum.

This contest is directed at students in the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grades, depending on which year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system – including ecumenical and home schooled students. This completion was begun to aid studies at the school grades following elementary school and before the sophomore grade in high school.  If the American Revolution period of American History is technically not specifically covered during these middle school grades, an entry will still be accepted for the competition by the state society.

The contest is also open to Scouts (Boys and Girls) and members of the C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolution) who are in the same grades but whose school system may not be participating in the contest.  In the case where the local school system, or its equivalent, is participating, the young person must enter the contest through the school and not as a separate entry.

Each State Chapter selects a winner by February 1st of each year. The brochure entries are judged at the February State Convention. The first place brochure selected during the State Convention is then sent to the SAR National Congress for judging. Please contact this Society Chairman for additional details, including prize amounts awarded at State and National levels.

The topic/theme for the Poster and the Brochure Contests is set by the NSSAR Americanism Committee annually at the Spring Leadership Meeting.  To better align this contest with the government curricula taught in middle schools across the nation the theme of the brochure is now focused on the founding documents of the American government to include the Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights.


CHAPTER INFORMATION

Chapters select winner by February 5, 2016, notify Chairman and bring to State Convention for judging. The state winner for this contest receives $200 and a certificate; 2nd place receives $150 and a certificate; 3rd place receives $100 and a certificate. Chairman will send checks and certificates to Chapters after Convention. First place brochure is judged at National Congress.

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